This true-color modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite on July 1, 2003, shows numerous fires in eastern Russia (left) and on Sakhalin Island (right). The fires, some of which are producing thick plumes of white smoke, are marked with red dots.
The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS' maximum spatial resolution of rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/?2003182-0701/ERussia.A2003182.0330.250m.jpg 250 meters.
Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC